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Ed Dorn:

Uprising Press, c/o Mark Hammer
34 Tacoma Ave.
Buffalo NY


This handsomely done, small collection of (5) poems by Ed Dorn was published as a celebration of the poet's return to Buffalo, New York in October of this year. The poems, however, revolve around the arrival of Pope John Paul II in Denver for the International Catholic Youth Conference, which was held in that city last year. The poems are rich in sarcasm, satire, social comment and insight into the American (commercial--is there another side?) ethos. Here is a deluge of American language. The names and things of America shape the poetic landscape. Fast moving pleasurable impact. Boom.--Mike Basinski

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press